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You run through the numbers. You run things by your boss. Now run to support WCBE 90.5 FM. On Saturday, May 4, central Ohio’s NPR station presents, “Storm The Fort,” a 5K run to benefit 90.5! The running route winds through our home: the historic #FortHayes campus in downtown Columbus. Established as a Civil War army base in 1863, the Fort has been WCBE’s home over 25 years. All proceeds from the run benefit your favorite public radio station. Get the details online at!

After the race you’re welcome to attend a tour of the historic campus. You'll learn what each building was constructed for and evolved into, as well as other historical information. This tour is free to all race participants.

Packet Pick-up

Early pick-up will take place Thursday, May 2 and Friday, 3 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at any of the Road Runner locations:

Road Runner Sports, 3687 Park Mill Run Drive, Hilliard, OH 43026.


Road Runner Sports, 535 Lakeview Plaza, Worthington, OH 43085

 Note: There is also packet pick-up on race day at the race site.   All participants receive a special Road Runner Sports discount coupon.

Registration fees

3.1 Miles - Virtual Participant Closed

Run in Spirit; Support the Station; Will receive an Event Shirt

  1. $25.00

3.1 Miles Closed

Registration closed
    1. $30.00
      Dec 15 – Mar 31
    2. $35.00
      Apr 1 – May 4

Course Map


About WCBE 90.5 FM

WCBE is a public radio station that exists to serve the cultural, information, and educational needs of Central Ohio and beyond. We fulfill this mission utilizing all available audio media: radio broadcasting, web streaming, content provision, and any other media existing or emerging which will help us enhance our community.
Our goal is to provide a broad base of the Central Ohio community with services going beyond the stereotypical "heritage" formats of public radio. We shall mix public radio news and cultural mainstays with a truly eclectic blend of local and world music, a commitment to local news coverage, and efforts to serve our audience in both traditional and nontraditional ways.


Fort Hayes

Fort Hayes is a military post in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Created by an act of the United States Congress on July 11, 1862, the site was also known as the Columbus Arsenal until 1922, when the site was renamed after former Ohio Governor and later 19th U.S. President Rutherford B.Hayes. 




Event Schedule

  • May 4 7:00 AM EDT - Event Day Check-in/Registration Begins

  • May 4 8:15 AM EDT - Event Day Check-in/Registration Ends

  • May 4 8:20 AM EDT - Event Formation

  • May 4 8:30 AM EDT - Event Start

  • May 4 10:00 AM EDT - Course Closes

Contact Information

Event Location

Fort Hayes, 540 Jack Gibbs Blvd. Columbus, OH US 43215

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